Tag Archives: Democratic Party

Unpredictable Wisconsin is a Key Swing State This Year

  Voters in Wisconsin – now considered a critical swing state ahead of the 2024 presidential election – may be among the most unpredictable in the nation. Although former President Barack Obama carried the state in the 2008 election and again in 2012, Wisconsin voters stunned pollsters by voting for Donald Trump in 2016, marking the first time since 1984 …

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Why are There So Many Democratic Candidates for President?

Divisions inside political parties and easy ways for candidates to raise money are among the reasons why.

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Will Clinton Presidency Close the Gender Gap?

Women have made remarkable strides in politics but a Hillary Clinton White House would still have to contend with continuing sexism against women in public life.

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Midterm Elections: Too Few Minority Politicians?

Seventy-one percent of elected officials in the US are men. Nine in 10 are white, even though people of color are more than 37% of the population. And indeed, there is ample evidence that white voter bias has stood in the way of racial/ethnic minority candidates. Also the reason for fewer racial and ethnic elected officials winning office is that we have few racial and ethnic minority candidates running for office.

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Will New York Elect Its First Female Governor?

New York politics is still, in many ways, an “Old Boys Club.” Not only has a woman never served as governor, but there has also never been a female mayor of New York City — the two most powerful positions in the state. Zephyr Teachout is hoping to make history by being the first woman elected governor in New York.

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